Dick Abare embodies the "love what you do" mentality — even after an impressive 45 years in the...
The National Swimming Pool Foundation has announced the winners of its annual Instructor Awards,...
LPI recently announced that it had acquired Phoenix-based Atera Spas. The Johnson-City,...
The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo was truly where it all came together for the pool and spa industry. Council meetings, seminars, training and parties took center stage as members mingled, conducted business and renewed acquaintances. Award winners were celebrated and recognized by their peers, leaving us all with a great reminder of what is good and honorable in our industry.
Left to Right: Mark Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Sherrie Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Tim Rogers, BioLab; Craig Sears, Sears Pool Management Consultants
Left to Right: Drew Schaarschmidt, Courtney Schaarschmidt, and Jeff Hunt, from Cox Pools.
Left to Right: Rich Gottwald, APSP; Rich Garbee, GLI Pool Products
Left to Right: Kristin Woiteshek, Nordic Hot Tubs; Maurizio Vozza, Nordic Hot Tubs; Scott Hunsaker, Councilman/Hunsaker & Associates
Left to Right: Kathleen Carlson, Aqua Quip; Denise Migliaccio, The Pool & Spa Place
Left to Right: Dr. William A. Kent, Team Horner; Jack Manilla, Portofino Pools
Left to Right: Seth Ewing and Kenya Thomas, APSP
Left to Right: Brett Symes and Chris Dudley, HomeAdvisor
Brett Abbott, Pool Builder Marketing (At Dry Erase Board); Lawrence Caniglia, Northeast Spa & Pool Association (Behind Brett in the blue shirt); Mark Thompson, Absolute Pool & Spa Care, Inc (Directly behind Brett)
Jon Dongell, Pebble Technology International Presentation: APSP-12 Plastering Standard "A Standard Above"
Foreground, Left to Right: Jatinder "JT" Sidhu, Coast Spas; Nathan Coelho, Master Spas
Left to Right: Troy McGinty, Hayward Industries, Inc. Crystal Lengua, SMP Specialty Metal Products
Left to Right: Eddie Rossi, DesRochers Backyard Pool Co. Joe DeFuria, Bioguard
Left to Right: Cristian Martinez, guest of Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Dulce Garcia and Josh Fisher, Absolute Pool & Spa Care; Brett Symes and Chris Dudley, HomeAdvisor Josh Herrington, Absolute Pool & Spa Care
Dick Abare embodies the "love what you do" mentality — even after an impressive 45 years in the pool and spa industry, he's nowhere near ready to quit. Abare owns Algae Busters, a Tampa, Fla.,-based service company with only three employees on the payroll: his wife, his brother and himself. While the company...
I am too often asked for my opinion on which manufacturer a business should choose. I say “too often” because it’s always difficult for me to frame an answer to this question. Unless I’m consulting for a company, I am hesitant to offer specific names because I know it would make someone upset.
I do however feel strongly that choosing a manufacturer deserves serious contemplation; and probably for reasons that may not seem obviously apparent.
If you make the right choice, you...
Most of us have heard, "Do you have thirty years' experience or one year of experience repeated thirty times?" The other one we have heard is, "The definition of insanity is 'Doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results!'" The point is the same in either case. Are we learning and changing?
As the new year begins soon, it's important to reflect on our victories as well as our failures. What did the company do really well over the past year, and, just as...
The National Swimming Pool Foundation has announced the winners of its annual Instructor Awards, presented to active NSPF instructors whose diligence over the previous year marked a significant contribution to advancing NSPF’s mission. Just prior to the 2018 World Aquatic Health Conference in Charleston, S.C., NSPF formally recognized the top instructors and...